Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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Today is February 18th, the 49th day of 2015. There are 316 days left in the year.


Around the League notebook for Tuesday, February 16, 2015.

NHL Live talks players who could be on move.

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Today's Birthdays: Yoko Ono is 82. John Travolta is 61. Vanna White (Wheel of Fortune) is 58. Rapper Dr. Dre is 50. Molly Ringwald (The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink) is 47.


Anaheim, CA. -- The results have been mixed for the Tampa Bay Lightning at the start of a five-game, 10-day road trip -- the Bolts’ longest of the season -- through the Western Conference.

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Today is Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day.


Boston College Atop USA Today/USAH Magazine
Women's College Hockey Poll for 14th Week
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2014-15 Women's College Hockey Poll - Regular Season #20

(First-place votes in parentheses)
RankSchoolLast Week's Rank2014-15 RecordWeeks in Top 10
1.Boston College, 190 (19)129-1-120
2.University of Minnesota, 171227-2-420
3.University of Wisconsin, 144323-5-420
4.Harvard University, 141421-4-220
5.Quinnipiac University, 111523-6-319
6.Boston University, 85720-7-220
7.Clarkson University, 67920-9-319
8.University of North Dakota, 55818-11-39
9.University of Minnesota Duluth, 52617-10-515
10.Cornell University, 111014-10-311
Others Receiving Votes: Ohio State University, 8; St. Lawrence University, 8; Princeton University, 1.
Notes: ECAC Hockey and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association each have four ranked teams, while the Hockey East Association has two ... A total of 13 schools received votes in this week's poll ... This season's previous polls can be found here.
About the Poll: The 18th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll is conducted each week in conjunction with the American Hockey Coaches Association. The poll includes input from coaches and journalists representing each of the four NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey.


On this date in 1938, "The Big Broadcast of 1938" was released.


FA15: Brohm back with Bombers.

2015 Free Agent Tracker.

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On this date in 1949, "Yours Truly Johnny Dollar" debuted on CBS radio.


Tampa, FL. -- Here's a sampling of media reports on the Buccaneers today.

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The list of nominees for a trip to Mars has been whittled down to 100. They hope to become the first to walk on the surface of the red planet. [Well, almost the first. A few years ago Brian Williams went there on vacation.]


Corvallis, OR. -- The Oregon State wrestling team dropped up two spots to No. 19 in this week’s USA Today/NWCA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll, released on Tuesday by the National Wrestling Coaches Association.

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On this date in 1953, "Bwana Devil" opened. It was the first three-dimensional feature.


Jimmy likes to play with his Nabi tablet.


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as your friend visiting the doctor today, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History:

1956 - 
Elvis Presley appeared on "Stage Show" for the fourth time. He performed Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti" and the ballad "I Was The One." 

1959 - Elvis Presley appeared after hours at the Lido Club in Paris while on leave from the U.S. Army. 

1970 - Elvis Presley recorded "The Wonder of You." 

2004 - It was announced that American Online had released Elvis Presley as it's newest AOL Superbuddy. 


Podcaster Jesse Carey is listening to Nickelback for seven straight days in order to raise money for charity. Jesse began listening to Nickelback’s entire catalog on repeat Monday, and he will continue until February 22, for a total of 168 hours. For his efforts, Carey has raised more than $15,000 (check) for Charity:Water to help dig wells in developing areas. | CHECK TOTAL


Today in Beatles History:

1933 - 
Yoko Ono was born in Tokyo, Japan. She became John Lennon's second wife. 

1964 - The Beatles and Cassius Clay were photographed together. 

1993 - Paul McCartney began his "The New World Tour" in Milano. 

2003 - Paul McCartney announced a new world tour called "Back in the World". 

2003 - A 1994 session by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison was released on DVD.


The mayor of Boston is urging cabin fever-crazed residents to stop hurling themselves from their windows into snowbanks. Mayor Marty Walsh’s plea is in response to a rash of Bostonians filming themselves jumping out of windows or off of second-story decks into huge piles of snow and posting the videos online.


Today in Sports History:

1918 - 
Georges Vezina (Montreal Canadiens) recorded the first shutout in NHL history. The event came in the third month of the NHL's first season. 

1932 - Sonja Henie won her 6th world women’s figure skating title in Montreal, Canada. 

1965 - Frank Gifford announced his retirement from football for a career in broadcasting. 

1983 - The Indiana Pacers began a 28 game road losing streak. 

1984 - Bill Bradley had his New York Knickerbocker number 24 retired at Madison Square Garden. 

1984 - The 4,000,000th NBA point was scored. 

1984 - Reed Larson (Detroit Red Wings) became the highest scoring American-born player in NHL history. He passed Tom Williams when he got his 432nd point. 

1995 - John Stockton (Utah Jazz) became the first player to register 10,000 assists. 

1995 - Deion Sanders was a guest on "Saturday Night Live." 

1996 - Frankie Fredericks of Namibia became the first man to run 200 meters under 20 seconds indoors. He set the record at 19.92 seconds. 

2001 - NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, Sr., was killed in a crash during the Daytona 500 race.  


The cast is coming together for Inferno, the third installment in Howard’s adaption of Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code series. Inferno follows Robert Langdon on a quest throughout Italy, as he tries to solve the most intricate riddle he has ever faced, while being hunted down. The movie begins filming in April.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Anaheim Ducks 10:00pm EST

Thursday --

USPHL Empire Playoff Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 5:00pm EST (Game One)

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Budweiser Duel #1 at Daytona International Speedway 7:00pm EST

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Budweiser Duel #2 at Daytona International Speedway 8:30pm EST

Friday --

USPHL Empire Playoff Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 5:00pm EST (Game Two)

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Odessa Jackalopes 8:05pm EST

Saturday --

Nascar XFinity Series -- Alert Today Florida 300 at Daytona International Speedway 3:30pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Arizona Coyotes 8:00pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Odessa Jackalopes 8:05pm EST

USPHL Empire Playoff Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 8:45pm EST (Game Three - If necessary)

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway 1:00pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Colorado Avalanche 7:00pm EST


That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow.

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